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At 8:30 a.m., our small-group tour takes you away from the big city of London and into the medieval town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace. Take your journey on a luxury air conditioned mini-bus, USB and Wi-Fi ready.  Next travel through the 12th to the 21st century as your walk through this market town. You’ll be able to wander quaint side streets, independent shops and the open parklands along the River Avon. If Shakespeare is your thing, you can visit his childhood home (additional cost) which offers a tantalizing glimpse into his early life.

You will continue your day in the tranquil village of Bourton on the water, aptly named the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. Here you can enjoy a riverside stroll and cross the bridges that cross the River Windrush. There are lovely café’s here where you can enjoy lunch (own expense), or you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the riverbank.

Tour returns to London at approximately 7:00pm

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Overview
Combine shopping with Shakespeare on a full-day tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, and Bicester Village from London. Beginning with free time in Stratford-upon-Avon—medieval town and birthplace of William Shakespeare—you’ll continue to Bourton, known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to its canals and cafes. Spend more free time browsing more than 130 high-end boutiques in Bicester Village shopping outlet.
Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from London
  • An activity-packed tour designed to maximize limited time in England
  • Explore the medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare
  • Discover Bourton, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' because of its picturesque canals
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Reviewed 17 May 2018
Revisiting Stratford-Upon-Avon and Cotswold

Excellent day trip to the historical Stratford-Upon-Avon and beautiful Cotswold with Bicfester Village thrown in. Lucky to be driven in a brand new van by Rob who was very helpful and accommodating, Because there were only two of us, we had very personal attention from...More

3  Thank Nasir A
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hello Nasir A, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour in November so much that you decided to come back for another one. We will pass on your great feedback to both Paul and Rob! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Beautiful Day Out...Thank You

We were collected from the designated area, across the road from Harrods, all in time. The format for the day was explained by our Driver and Guide Steve, who was very accommodating from the start. We had a drive by Kensington Palace, which was at...More

5  Thank DorothyHarders23456
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hello Dorothy, Thanks for joining us on tour - it sounds like Steve went the extra mile to make sure you all had a great day out! Thanks for sharing your experience! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile
Lovely day out

We spent a lovely day out with our driver and guide, Steve. The first pleasant surprise was that we were the only two (six having postponed), so we had Steve's undivided attention - and a great deal of flexibility. Steve pointed out interesting landmarks along...More

3  Thank dawnenator
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hello, Thanks for joining us on tour. We're glad Steve went the extra mile to ensure you had a great day out! We will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to him. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Wonderful tour & guide

We did the cotswolds tour with Paul and he was so lovely. We had a great time. We were able to adjust the schedule since it was just us, but followed all of Paul's recommendations down to his lunch reco! Would definitely go again.

1  Thank Catie D
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hello Catie D, Thanks for joining us on tour. We're very happy to hear you had a great time with Paul! We hope to see you on tour again soon! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 12 February 2018
An amazing day of scenery and stories

My sister and I took this tour to see a little more of England and having more than a passing interest in the works of Shakespeare thought the itinerary just ideal. Our guide was Paul M,(the good looking one), he told us all about Shakespeare...More

Thank jessica4ever21
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi there, Thanks for choosing to travel with England Experience. We're delighted to hear Paul's passion for England and history shone through! I will be sure to pass on your feedback to Paul. Kind Regards, Clare

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